Le Catel Fort

The earth mound behind the fort is believed to date from the Iron Age when promontory forts like this were found here in Jersey, and around the coast of Cornwall.

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Another anecdote from the bike shop

I’m always keen to reflect on some of the popular myths and expressions that float around amongst the general public, and I don’t say this in a conceited or patronising way, it’s a subject that really fascinates me and I rack my brains as I wonder where these ideas come from.

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Beach Cleaning on Thursday 8th June

Arthur the Blue Badge Guide hugs trees and cleans beaches – I am an eco-active business, which means I use few reasources and recycle wherever I can. I also don’t possess an armada of vehicles to pollute the air, or even an office to run around, last thing every evening, switching lights off. Bye the bye, I have already done this in a previous life. … Continue reading Beach Cleaning on Thursday 8th June

Anecdotes from the Bike Shop

Christmas at the Bike Shop

I’d always vowed to kill the next person who would say in all innocence: “you’re coming up to your busy time!” in the months running to Christmas. It was up there with; “It had a saddle like a razor blade”, “you could buy a car for that”, and “It must be a design fault”. The latter was usually uttered by a half-wit who could barely write his name, never mind cast opinions about design.

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The National Hill Climb at Bouley Bay

With the coast of France on the horizon, and the sea lapping at the bottom of the hill, Bouley Bay has to be one of the most scenic hill climb courses in the British Isles. The hill has been used as a motorsport venue since the 1920s, and a run up this smoothly surfaced and carefully cambered road will put you in the wheel tracks of Sir Stirling Moss and ex-Formula One driver, and local resident, Derek Warwick.

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